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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
going the wrong way in connecticut. tonight, officials say they are ready to crack down. and here's abc's senior national correspondent jim avila. >> reporter: it is a frightening sight with tragic consequences -- the wrong way driver. >> oh my god! >> reporter: nearly 400 people die each year from wrong way driving. most from head-on, high speed accidents. in fact, 22% of wrong way crashes are fatal, compared to less than 1% of all other crashes. just last night -- >> i just passed a wrong way driver. >> two cars completely destroyed on the highway. >> reporter: three people in connecticut died when a wrong way driver caused a head-on crash on the same day the national transportation safety board launched a nationwide crackdown. >> and they're completely preventable. >> reporter: who's responsible? 15% involve drivers more than 70 years old. but the real danger is alcohol. 60% of wrong way accidents are caused by drunk drivers, nearly 10% by repeat offenders, which is why the ntsb is recommending that all 50 states require this ignition lock on all cars driven by anyone convicted of du
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
and in connecticut and not just this disaster but going back to 2011 and the catastrophe that connecticut suffered when you personally contacted me and offered assistance. i want the people to know that they have a real friend in the senator of louisiana. your leadership has been tremendous in this area. i want to briefly say thank you to the president for providing the strong leadership that he has in the wake of this disaster in connecticut. he prompely declared connecticut an emergency area and that permitted the s.p.a. to come along along with fema and the people on the ground that have been there for quite some time, many of the fema officials in advance of the storm. unfortunately, many of these recent storms and their scope and depth and the devastation they cause that we may face a new normal in this kind of catastrophic weather-related event. we need to prepare in the longer term as well as the short term that why the suggests made early this morning and other improvements will be made are so critically important. i think you need to know that the connecticut s.p.a. office has approved $6
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
, sciu president mary kay henry. thank you for joining us. coming up, connecticut is kind of sort of one-time democrat joe lieberman bids a heart felt adu to the senate. we'll take a look at the former vp candidate swan song. next. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. new nectresse. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last
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Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
, and connecticut. they know these places that have been hit so hard by sandy because they are their hometowns. that was really wonderful to see them come out and support their communities. we believe that $30 million was raised in ticket sales and we're still waiting for the final tally for all the donations called in from around the world last night. the money will go to hurricane victims through the robin hood foundation. a mazing effort last night. i only wish i had a ticket to see it in person. that's the latest from madison square garden. i'll send it back to you in the studio. >> steve: it was on 30 different tv channels. my wife watched the whole thing. >> brian: i think the dvd is going to be released. correct? >> steve: and you can buy the itunes songs and the money goes to robin hood. >> gretchen: i hoped you dvd, 'cause i didn't see one second. since the storm is going to cost $60 billion, hopefully a lot of this money will help defray some of those costs. >> brian: per state. >> steve: yeah. meanwhile, we got other stories making headlines on this thursday morning. while you were
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